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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have taken Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple with the 10th pick overall in the NFL draft.

Cornerback seemingly was not a major need for the NFL's worst defense after the team signed free agent Janoris Jenkins to play opposite Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.

The Giants didn't mind that Apple's interceptions went down this past season as opponents tended to shy away from targeting receivers he covered.

Apple is the third Ohio State player taken in the Top 10 after defensive lineman Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Apple had 56 tackles and four interceptions in two seasons with the Buckeyes.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have taken Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft.

It's the highest Dallas has drafted a running back since taking Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett second overall in 1977. All-time NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smith went 17th to the Cowboys in 1990.

Running back wasn't the biggest need going into Thursday night's draft with Darren McFadden coming off a strong season and the Cowboys adding two-time Pro Bowler Alfred Morris from Washington in free agency.

But the Cowboys will get to put the top-rated running back in the draft behind one of the NFL's best offensive lines. Dallas took blockers in the first round three times in a span of four seasons starting in 2011.

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